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Looking Back: A Snapshot of Religious Liberty in 2016

The Stream December 30, 2016

It’s been a difficult year for religious freedom in America, but the future holds “huge windows of opportunity,” says Kelly Shackelford, constitutional attorney and president of the non-profit religious liberty law firm First Liberty Institute.

Discovery Demand For Pastor’s Sermons Generates Controversy

Religion Clause October 27, 2016

As previously reported, last April Eric Walsh, a doctor and public health expert, filed a religious discrimination suit against the Georgia Department of Public Health alleging that his termination shortly after he was hired

State of Georgia demands pastor turn over sermons

Fox News Opinion October 26, 2016

A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been ordered by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents. Read full article »

Federal Lawsuit: Doctor Allegedly Fired by State of Georgia over Church Sermons

Breitbart April 20, 2016

Lawyers from First Liberty Institute representing Dr. Eric Walsh filed a federal lawsuit today, after Georgia’s Department of Public Health (DPH) fired Walsh allegedly because government agents did not like the sermons he preached in his church. Read full article »

Fired for preaching: Georgia dumps doctor over church sermons

Fox News Opinion April 20, 2016

Bi-vocational pastors be warned – what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public sector job on Monday. Read full article »